Serving Size:
1/8 of a pie

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 1 cup potatoes 
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 1 cup butter plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 10 ounces frozen peas and carrots
  • 6 tablespoons ice water 


  1. Peel and dice potatoes. Chop onionand celery. Cut cooked turkey into cubes.
  2. Double boil potatoes to reduce potassium (see instructions in helpful hints below).
  3. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan and sauté onions until tender.
  5. Add celery and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Blend in 2 tablespoons of flour, pepper, sage and thyme and cook over low heat for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken broth and milk until blended. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Stir in turkey, double boiled potatoes and peas and carrots. Set aside to cool.
  9. In a separate bowl, cut 1 cup of butter into remaining  flour using a pastry blender. Mixture should form pea-size particles.
  10. Begin adding ice water, one tablespoon at a time, mixing well each time, until dough forms into a ball.
  11. Divide dough in half and roll out one piece, using a rolling pin and additional flour until dough is pliable and no longer sticky. Be sure that dough is larger than the diameter of the 9-inch pie pan.
  12. Place dough in pie pan, smoothing with fingers to fill pan, and then pour turkey mixture on top.
  13. Roll second piece of dough to similar size and place on top of the turkey pie filling. Seal edges of pie.
  14. Using a sharp knife, make four to five one-inch cuts across the top of the pie crust to vent the pie.
  15. Place pie on sheet pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Helpful hints

  • To reduce potassium in potatoes use the Double Cook method. Peel and dice potatoes into 1” pieces. Boil in a large pot of water for 10 minutes. Drain the water and add fresh water to the pot. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. 
  • Use a refrigerated, prepared pie crust if desired. Look for the lowest sodium brand.
  • For a lower fat and calorie version make half the pastry and use to top pie ingredients instead of the double pastry version.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 491

Protein 18 g

Carbohydrates 44 g

Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 101 mg

Sodium 278 mg

Potassium 357 mg

Phosphorus 193 mg

Calcium 66 mg

Fiber 3.1 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 3 fat

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